Wow day one of the whole 30 has snuck up on me. I felt like I was ready for it, especially after an indulgent weekend however when I calculated the days (because I’m starting a couple of days early) and realised that today was the day, I secretly wished that I’d finished the block of rum and raisin dark chocolate.
I struggled to wake up, still catching up on some Zzzz’s from the weekend, but felt good after a hot water and lemon. Breakfast was a couple of eggs, kale & carrot sautéed in coconut oil. My packed snack and lunch were a basic salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber and carrot) drizzled with olive oil, a boiled egg, 2 roast chicken thighs and an apple. Dinner will be grass fed beef Bolognese with zucchini noodles.
That night I went to bed bloated and headachy and woke with a gut ache, feeling worse than I have for a long time. It was definitely self-inflicted but I guess it makes for a good comparative to how I’ll feel once the benefits of the whole 30 kick in.
I slept solidly but woke at 6am to my alarm going off, turned that one off and dozed until 7am. Once dressed for work I started making breakfast even though I wasn’t hungry. By the time my eggs were cooked, I was running late so scooped my sautéed kale, carrot & eggs into a container to eat later at work. My packed lunch was lettuce, carrot and cucumber drizzled with olive oil, sliced roast beef and an apple. I will be going out for dinner shortly after my workout so I haven’t planned a pre or post work out meal. I have a feeling that my meals options at the restaurant will be limited to grilled fish or steak without any sauces and with a side of salad.